My top 5 fiction book series for the summer

 Hi friends 

the summer is on us, and I thought I would share my favorite books in case you wanted to try any of these. I am a huge audiobook fan, so these are also great on audible.

1. The Space Team by Barry J. Hutchison (Author), Phil Thron (Narrator), Zertex Books (Publisher).


Possibly the funniest book series available. Barry has a warped sense of humor. There is a deal on audible for the first three for $20 its defiantly worth a buy. I have listened to the series at least 3 or 4 times. There is also a free download Collecting six short stories and novellas from across the Space Team Universe, Space Team: A Lot of Weird Space Shizz is yours to download and keep forever. Stories in the collection include:

"Dead Men Don't Get Paid" - a novella featuring undead space detective, Dan Deadman.

Space Team: The Holiday Special - Die Hard meets the Nativity. In space!

Death Comes to Carverville: A Tobey Maguire Mystery - OK, this one's just weird.

The Space Team is a series of 12 books and hopefully more coming. 

Phil Thorn does an amazing job on the audiobook. Zertex is the evil empire that seems also to have a publishing wing. By book five on the audiobooks, you at the end get the out-takes which are in themselves very funny

A hilarious, fast-paced space adventure from the author the Independent calls "the new Terry Pratchett".

"Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse.

He is wrong.

It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill.

Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags. Their mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another, they find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization - and its god - from total annihilation."

2. A series of three books by Cara Bastone, Lidia Dornet (Narrator), Chris Brinkley (Narrator), Audible Originals (Publisher)

This is free if you are an audible subscriber. 


Cara Baston is a very interesting author she puts her two main characters in an unusual position where you would not expect love to flourish. These three books also intertwin the characters - the first two more than third but which is more tangential to the other two. 

Sweet talk: 

"It’s officially booty o’clock, I’m alone again in my kitchen choking down a slice of terrible chocolate cake…and I’m pretty sure I just got drunk texted by the man I have a ginormous crush on.

I’ve been daydreaming about Eliot Hoffman’s dimples for two months, and even though I’m sure this was a mistake on his end, it doesn’t mean it’s not an opportunity on mine.

It’s the middle of the night, and I just wanna talk to him. So I text him back.

And then somehow, we keep talking…ALL NIGHT. We’re both insomniacs, so talking all night soon turns into talking EVERY night. And talking about nothing soon turns into talking about something. And here we go from in-depth analysis of reality TV to my relationship with my family, to his amazing artwork. There’s no topic we don’t cover....

Except for who I really am. It’s the only question of his I won’t answer.

As my crush turns into an avalanche of Eliot, I think of him all the time now. But if he knew who I was, the entire house of cards we’ve built this relationship on would come toppling down.

I want him to be mine, but we might never be more than just a sweet dream...."

Call Me Maybe - deals with someone phoning a software help line....  and the third Seat Mate  deals with the last two seats on a bus from Boston to New York - next to the toilet. 

3.  A series of 20 books The Coffee House Mysteries Cleo Coyle (Author), Rebecca Gibel (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

As a major coffee drinker and someone who has just returned from a coffee tour of Asheville I can defiantly recommend this series it not only is a mystery series but also an education on coffee.

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, 

Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. 

Police arrive on the scene to investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Case closed. 

But Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, there are a few things she just can't get out of her mind… Why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, is Clare in danger? And… are all detectives this handsome?

4.  The Terry Pratchett discworld series has 41 books (!!!), Colin Morgan (Narrator), Peter Serafinowicz (Narrator), Bill Nighy (Narrator), Audible Audiobook

The Colour of Magic: Discworld, Book 1 

'It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination....'

Somewhere between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a magical world not totally unlike our own. Except for the fact that it travels through space on the shoulders of four giant elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an astronomically huge star turtle, of course.

Rincewind is the world's worst wizard who has just been handed a very important job: to look after the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, their journey across the Disc includes facing robbers, monsters, mercenaries, and Death himself.

And the whole thing's just a game of the gods that might send them over the edge....

You can listen to the Discworld novels in any order, but The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series. The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Discworld series and was published in 1983. Some elements of the Discworld universe may reflect this. 

5. The Christmas Tree Farm Mysteries  is a series of three books by Jacqueline Frost (Author), Allyson Ryan (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

As someone who LOVES Christmas these are a great set of books which you can enjoy Christmas in August. :-)

"Filled with holiday charm and perfect for fans of Leslie Meier, Jacqueline Frost's charming series debut Twelve Slays of Christmas is set at a Christmas tree farm when the jolliest time of the year turns deadly.

When Holly White's fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime - exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, Margaret Fenwick, is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm.

When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly's father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn't help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father and is determined to exonerate him.

The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list."

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